Wordpress

Wordpress

Website creation and publishing platform

4.6/5 (9175 reviews)

Wordpress Overview

WordPress is a website and blog creation and publishing platform with tools for aesthetic designing, visitor tracking, content storage and upload, and more. With WordPress users can get a blog or website, or both, started in very little time, using only an email address. Users get their own WordPress.com address (like you.wordpress.com), 3 gigabytes of free file storage, and a selection of pre-made, free, and customizable designs for the blog, and many other features.

When setting up a WordPress website, users can add a custom domain and manage design, layout, and content from within the platform. Written content can be easily added and work is automatically saved every few seconds to avoid loss of content. The drag and drop editor facilitates the addition of images or videos into posts and pages, and users can create photo galleries, embed audio, and stream video from their website. With WordPress, users can blog as much as they want for free, and blogs and websites can be public to the world or private for just friends.

Additional features of WordPress include built-in social sharing to spread the word of new posts or content, in-depth statistics and visual analytics to gain insight into website visitors and demographics, and search engine optimization (SEO) tools to help new visitors find the website.

Pricing

Starting from
€4,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish and 22 others, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

Wordpress Reviews

Overall rating
4.6/5
94% positive reviews
5738
Excellent
2861
Very good
512
Average
47
Poor
17
Terrible
Jemma C.

The only option I'd use for my website for my start-up

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/06/09
Review Source: Capterra

I used Wordpress to host my start-up Journo Resources and it's been a well functioning and customisable solution. It was easy to set up, I'm able to do the majority of it myself, and I've found it easy to integrate the work of outside developers. As my business is based entirely online, it's important for me to have a lot of control, and this helps me to do this is a customisable way.

Pros

There are a number of features I'm a big fan of on Wordpress.org, mainly centred around ease of use, customisation:

• This is one of the easiest pieces of kit to set up in terms of your website, and they're very good at walking you through how to tie it all together when you're starting out.
• It's intuitive, so you don't have to spend a lot of time explaining to people what they need to do, and there are good (and customisable) permission levels so you can make sure the right people have access to the right things.
• The platform is free! All you need to pay for is your own hosting.
• It's incredibly customisable. There are no shortage of Wordpress developers out there if you're looking for a custom build, and there are thousands of plug-ins and themes which can sort you out if you're looking for an out of the box solution. For the most part, I don't need anyone else to look at the website on a day to day basis, and am able to effectively manage it myself.

Cons

There is a ratings system on the plug-ins, but it would be good to make this more robust. Generally, though, I'm very happy with the service.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Jason W.

Easy, fast, ridiculously customizable

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/24
Review Source: Capterra

Years ago, when I first started using WordPress, it was because I'd been doing the occasional client website from scratch for many years. HTML, coded by hand, graphic and colors layouts, etc. Eventually it no longer made sense, especially as we moved into the era of working with databases, caching systems, etc. It just made sense to find a solution that already had that backend in place, rather than reinventing the wheel every time. So I tried several systems: Drupal, Joomla, and others, before finally coming to WordPress. When I finally tried it, it was a revelation: lots of clear documentation, a massive community of users who help each other through the learning curve and the assorted issues that inevitably appear, more plugins and themes than you could ever imagine.

I stumbled a bit with the learning curve back then, though mind you, this was at least a decade ago. WordPress, in the time since, has become so easy to setup that most web hosts these days will, in fact, do it automatically at the press of a button if that's what you wish. Basic setup couldn't be any easier, in my estimation, and for a lot of people, that will be enough. If you're a more advanced user, however, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to extend the system's capabilities.

Beyond plugins, there are also countless cloud services that integrate with WordPress in various ways. For example, FreshWorks offers a number of systems, such as help desk ticketing, live customer support chat, etc.

Pros

I've been using WordPress for many years, and the thing I like most is that it's constantly evolving, changing, becoming more than it was. Year after year, absolutely without fail, WordPress becomes a more sophisticated, more streamlined, more functional system for managing websites, and I can't recommend it enough.

Cons

Like any software system, WordPress has a learning curve that can be a little challenging if you're new to the world of Content Management Systems. You'll hear a lot about all that WP can do, and it's true, but often, that functionality comes via plugins or custom built themes you'll have to add yourself. It's not hard, and if you're an experienced web person, you'll get it easily, but for the newbie it might be a challenge. Don't worry, you can manage it, though.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Create, communicate and manage easily!

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/05/08
Review Source: Capterra

Wordpress is a platform designed to create personal blogs in a basic and simple way, especially since it is free and there is a great advantage when considering savings for your company ... It is a fast and efficient solution for those who seek to have a personal space as a blog where you can describe your opinions, thoughts or any other content that you consider appropriate, including as a catalog for simple sales that links to other applications is very useful. However; it is not a solution designed for complex digital projects such as a website with certain features, an online store or any other type of web page that contains certain programming features.

Pros

Its source code is accessible by anyone, which can be shared and modified to contribute to its development; that is, it is "open source". It's free, it allows you to download it without having to pay a dollar for downloading the source code. All the resources that WordPress offers are free, including: the core (your source code), thousands of templates of designs to decorate your website, along with thousands of plugins. Setting up WordPress is simple, it only requires filling a couple of data such as the name of the site, the general slogan that will be used, the email, and you will be ready to continue working on your site. One of the features that most caught my attention was the migration of hosting, has simple ways to migrate to other web hosting providers.

Cons

Limited changes in the web page, since Wordpress allows us to modify texts and images in a relatively comfortable way, but there are certain changes that are not available to the user because they are part of additional codes of the template and we can only change programmatically. In the "Editor" option in Wordpress we can access several layouts and style files to modify some contents of the web page, although if you do not master HTML, CSS, JavaScript or PHP you will have problems when making these changes. It usually leads to load problems in some of its topics because there are plugins that consume many resources. Depending on the subject we use and the hosting where we have hosted the website, the load will be more or less fast.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10

Default option for any level of professional website

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/07
Review Source: Capterra

I have been using Wordpress since it was first released. I gave up on it for years and then returned to it when it was becoming more of a CMS. I got frustrated with the limited development of important apps at the time like Buddypress and gave up again other than for blogging and if a client specifically wanted WP. Joomla is a lot better conceived as a CMS. Before WP and Joomla, I used phpNuke, post-nuke, xaraya, mambo and several other CMS and have since used or tested most of the contemporary options such as Drupal.

Pros

Best availability and quality of support available from third party products. For almost all needs there is a Wordpress option to plugin or API and there are quality developers always available.

Cons

It has become the default CMS. As a CMS it is not as elegant or modular as it should be and it was not designed to be a CMS but because of the other benefits it offers it is now the best option as a CMS.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Need a Website? WordPress is the One for You!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/05/07
Review Source: Capterra

WordPress's freely available website builder has allowed us to create a feature-filled website to which we can add, remove, or change information at a whim through quick access via computer or mobile to the website administration portal. Users can manage or post using both the web interface and the mobile app, which was incredibly useful to us. It has helped us achieve an online presence at a fraction of the cost compared to other platforms.

Pros

WordPress itself is offered for free as an open source tool (although they do also sell hosting plans and domain names if required). Its website administration portal is very easy to navigate and contains a wealth of help and support information in case you get stuck. There is a large collection of free website layout templates available that can be customised to your liking, as well as a large stock of free user-created plugins in order to add additional functionality to your website (for instance adding custom maintenance pages or contact forms). You can use the WordPress mobile app to manage your website, view visitor statistics, and post to your website.

Cons

Although WordPress itself is freely available to create websites with as an open source tool, they do also sell website hosting plans and domain names on their website; their pricing however is not as competitive compared to other website hosting companies such as GoDaddy or Wix. Recent updates to WordPress include a new post editing interface called 'Gutenberg', which is a radical redesign that may not sit well with those who have experience with and are used to the traditional editing interface of previous versions. Website layouts are somewhat basic using stock design layouts, this can be improved upon by purchasing layout modifying plugins.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Wordpress Pricing

Starting from
€4,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Wordpress offers a free plan (3GB storage), as well as paid plans:

Personal plan: €4/month (billed yearly) with 6GB of storage and a custom domain name.

Premium plan: €8/month (billed yearly) with 13GB of storage, a custom domain name, and monetization options.

Business plan: €25/month (billed yearly) with unlimited storage space, a custom domain name, and a range of additional features including plugins, Wordpress branding removal, and more.

Wordpress Features

  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Social Media Integration

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Custom Forms
  • Electronic Payments
  • Product Catalog
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Search Functionality
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integration
  • eCommerce Integration
  • eCommerce Management

Additional information for Wordpress

Key features of Wordpress

  • Anti spam
  • Automatic backup
  • Content management
  • Continuous backup
  • Custom landing pages
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable templates
  • Data import/export
  • Demographic data
  • Design management
  • Document storage
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Email integration
  • File management
  • Image editing
  • Integrated stats system
  • Landing page templates
  • Multi-language
  • Multimedia support
  • Performance reports
  • Privacy options, including members-only blogs
  • SEO management
  • Sidebar widgets
  • Social media integration
  • Social network marketing
  • Subscriber management
  • Text editing
  • Visitor tracking
  • Visual analytics
  • WYSIWYG editor
  • Website builder
  • Website creation
  • Website management

Benefits

  • Integrated stats system: Gain insight into website visitors such as where they're from, when they visited, and what they viewed.

  • Built-in themes and templates: Choose from hundreds of customizable themes and adapt them to suit business needs.

  • Drag and drop editor: Add images and other content to pages, directly from the desktop or stored within WordPress, using the drag and drop editor.

  • Social sharing: Allow posts and content to be shared on social media, and add sharing buttons to the website in order to spread the word.

  • Custom domain: Benefit from a custom domain name either with or without the WordPress branding depending on subscription type.

  • Wordpress FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Wordpress.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Wordpress offer?

    Wordpress offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: €4,00/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Wordpress offers a free plan (3GB storage), as well as paid plans:

    Personal plan: €4/month (billed yearly) with 6GB of storage and a custom domain name.

    Premium plan: €8/month (billed yearly) with 13GB of storage, a custom domain name, and monetization options.

    Business plan: €25/month (billed yearly) with unlimited storage space, a custom domain name, and a range of additional features including plugins, Wordpress branding removal, and more.

    Q. What are the main features of Wordpress?

    Wordpress offers the following features:

    • Anti spam
    • Automatic backup
    • Content management
    • Continuous backup
    • Custom landing pages
    • Customizable branding
    • Customizable templates
    • Data import/export
    • Demographic data
    • Design management
    • Document storage
    • Drag & drop interface
    • Email integration
    • File management
    • Image editing
    • Integrated stats system
    • Landing page templates
    • Multi-language
    • Multimedia support
    • Performance reports
    • Privacy options, including members-only blogs
    • SEO management
    • Sidebar widgets
    • Social media integration
    • Social network marketing
    • Subscriber management
    • Text editing
    • Visitor tracking
    • Visual analytics
    • WYSIWYG editor
    • Website builder
    • Website creation
    • Website management

    Q. Who are the typical users of Wordpress?

    Wordpress has the following typical customers:

    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Wordpress support?

    Wordpress supports the following languages:

    Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Wordpress offer?

    Wordpress has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Wordpress support mobile devices?

    Wordpress supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Wordpress integrate with?

    Wordpress integrates with the following applications:

    Administrate, BookingLive, Cloudware City, Mailigen, Mailjet, Net-Results, Raven, Sendloop, WordStream SEO for FireFox, aMember Pro

    Q. What level of support does Wordpress offer?

    Wordpress offers the following support options:

    Knowledge Base, Online Support

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